Thursday, February 4, 2016

1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12, 1 Chronicles 29:10-12, Mark 6:7-13


1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12, 1 Chronicles 29:10-12, Mark 6:7-13

1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12

My Beloved, David instructed his son Solomon the way to live in order to be pleasing to the Lord God, "Keep the commandments and the law of Moses and you will succeed."  To us who are privileged to live in the 'Day of the Lord' You have summed up the commandments and the law of Moses in the two great commandments, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, You shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."

If we obeyed these two commandments my Lord, the peace which You have bestowed on the world would be realized and we would live in love and harmony with God, humankind and nature.  The promise given to the descendants of David has been ratified in the New Covenant of Love in You and through You. To all who believe in You You have given the right to become children of God.

1 Chronicles 29:10-12

My Beloved, we are reminded that we receive every good and perfect gift from Your fullness. In You are beauty, majesty, grandeur, glory, strength and power. You open Your hand and pour upon us every good and perfect gift. It is You who lift us up and make us adopted children of God. Thank You.

Mark 6:7-13

My Beloved, if only we had the faith and the courage to take You at Your word as the 12 Apostles did we too would perform great deeds and perhaps greater for this is what You have promised when You said, if we had faith even as small as a mustard seed we would move mountains.

Just as the Apostles were chosen, called and sent so are we. Let us never be afraid of the mission for on those whom You call You bestow Your authority and power. But we must always bear in mind that we are totally dependent on You and Your grace trusting You to supply whatever we need. Such faith is never disappointed but is greatly rewarded for God is a generous Giver, He gives with open heart and hand all we desire and more, and no one can ever outdo Him in kindness and generosity.

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